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Free Fishing Day Is This Saturday, June 10th!


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Gregg Losinski / IDFG

Free Fishing Day Is This Saturday, June 10th!

IDAHO FALLS – While resident kids under the age of 14 always get to fish for free, Free Fishing Day is the one time each year when all across the state adults and even non-residents can fish without a license. This year the event falls on Saturday, June 10th.  While all other regulations still apply, this fun opportunity is open to everyone!

While everyone gets to fish for free, the real point of the day is to help expose kids to the fun of fishing. All of the official sites will have experienced staff and volunteers on hand to help newcomers get started! Many waters have been stocked recently to make sure novice anglers will have the best possible shot at a successful first outing.   Folks planning to take advantage of free fishing day should remember that all other fishing regulations remain intact and fees are still charged for camping in the state parks.

IDFG staff, volunteers and other civic groups will be on hand at the following fishing spots help teach youngsters to tie fishing knots, bait hooks, and cast properly.  All the sites will have loaner poles to help kids get started, along with a generous supply of worms for bait. It is important that a parent or guardian accompany all children.  Adults and single-parent families are strongly encouraged to come and learn more about our proud national fishing heritage.

I.F. Area -                   Becker Pond at Ryder Park

Rexburg Area -        Rexburg City ponds west of fair grounds

Victor Area -             Trail Creek Kids Pond

Island Park -             Mill Creek Pond on Yale/Kilgore Road

All above sites will be staffed from 9 AM until 1 PM on June 10th.

Special thanks to Snake River Bait for again supplying worms for all the events!

To learn about Free Fishing Day Events across the state visit:

If you can’t make a Free Fishing Day event or want more chances to fish for free than check out our Take Me Fishing Trailer Schedule at:

This trailer is a portable free fishing opportunity that moves around the region. This year every Monday Night from 7-9 at Ryder Park in Idaho Falls will be a free fishing opportunity for everyone who checks in. Free bait and loaner poles available!